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Interesting news stories from around the Pacific Northwest.

    Rep. Schrier: Rural hospitals face unique challenges amid pandemic

    Rep. Schrier: Rural hospitals face unique challenges amid pandemic

    As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, many of the concerns voiced months ago are starting to be realized. Personal protective equipment for health care workers is in short supply. And some places are seeing their hospital capacity pushed to the limit. Officials at rural hospitals are also worried. They operate on a tight budget, and with elective procedures on hold, there are very real financial concerns.

    • 8 min
    Daddy Issues: Sound Effect, Episode 170

    Daddy Issues: Sound Effect, Episode 170

    This show originally aired on February 23, 2019. We start with a woman talking about the value of her father lending a gentle ear and a gentle voice when she was growing up. Next, a son joins his father to take part in a journey that his dad started 43 years earlier. Then, a look inside a book made by prison inmates on McNeil Island for their children, to share what life was like for them. Also, a story about a father revitalizing canoe building , and a father reflecting on heading back to work

    • 48 min
    The rebellion of a doctor’s son

    The rebellion of a doctor’s son

    This story originally aired on February 23, 2019. Sam Blackman’s dad wanted his four sons to find their own path — as long as it was the one he’d chosen for them.

    • 12 min
    A father teaches his son that if it can be done, it will be done

    A father teaches his son that if it can be done, it will be done

    This story originally aired on February 23, 2019. In 1989, Washington marked 100 years as an official state. Leading up to the milestone, state leaders held meetings about what the celebration should look like. Emmett Sampson Oliver, a member of the Quinault Indian Nation, attended one of the planning sessions. At the end of the meeting, his son Marvin Oliver recalls, Emmett stood up and asked everyone in the room: "Wait a minute, what are you doing for indians?" Marvin, a Seattle-based artist,

    • 5 min
    KNKX producer leaves behind life as a longtime stay-at-home dad for a new kind of fulfillment

    KNKX producer leaves behind life as a longtime stay-at-home dad for a new kind of fulfillment

    This story originally aired on February 23, 2019. A version of this essay was originally published by Fatherly , an online parenting magazine. Geoffrey Redick is a producer for All Things Considered, who joined KNKX in April 2018 after a decade working part time as a producer and full time as a stay-at-home dad.

    • 9 min
    Father-daughter time in the garden leads to important life lessons

    Father-daughter time in the garden leads to important life lessons

    This story originally aired on February 23, 2019. When Melba Ayco was growing up in rural Louisiana, she was a curious child. She had two nicknames: Froggy, because she had large eyes, and “Mel-bad” because sometimes she got into mischief. If she broke something in her home, she never told her mother the truth.

    • 4 min

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